Dmonstrations Night Trrors. Shock!
Published Feb 16, 2007Dmonstrations follow up their 2004 debut EP with their first full length, Night Trrors. Shock! Not that this album feels any more "full, as the Dmonstrations stay true to form and plod through these ten tracks in under 25 minutes. This San Diego trio return with another dose of acrid, abrasive avant-punk that shifts and festers into raw-boned shapes. The albums theme of an insomniacs spiral into insanity as the cost of averting nightmares couldnt be more fitting. Vocalist Tetsunori Tawaraya creates disturbingly visceral cries, and his guttural stylings clash violently against unconventional guitar tunings and rasping mayhem. The contrast against the primal precision of bassist Nick Barnett and the rumbling percussion of Aaron Wade makes for a jerky, whirling experience. The result is an album cloaked in hostility and paranoia, and sees the Dmonstrations creating their own tradition of the strange and strangulated. (Gold Standard Laboratories)